Hypothesis is a collaborative annotation tool that enables instructors and students to have conversations in the margins of digital texts.


Hypothesis supports sentence-level note-taking, critique, and conversation around class readings, news, blogs, research articles, and other digital texts. Instructors can create Hypothesis-enabled readings in Blackboard Learn to make learning more visible, active, and social with annotation.

Teaching with Hypothesis

Hypothesis Educator Resource Guide

AnnotatED – The community for social annotation in education

Hypothesis Blog




Hypothesis Guides and Resources

Step-by-step guides, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.


Hypothesis Support

Technical and access issues

Contact CIT for assistance with adding Hypothesis to a Blackboard course. For other Hypothesis needs, contact Hypothesis .

College of Continuing Studies instructors and students should contact CCS Online Technical Support .

Teaching and learning

CIT can help you find creative and effective ways to integrate Hypothesis and other instructional technologies into your classroom or online course. Contact CIT to schedule a one-on-one consultation or an instruction session for your group.


Hypothesis Workshops and Webinars

CIT offers workshops, webinars, and individual and group training on Hypothesis and other UA instructional technologies.

CIT Workshops

Workshops and webinars from CIT and our vendor partners.

Hypothesis Events

Webinars and other events from Hypothesis.